The 2020 Beethoven Piano Masterclass is excited to present Jeffrey Swann in a series of talks which will explore not only Beethoven and his music, but also historical context, techniques, and interpretive challenges. Half of each lecture will include an interactive Question-and-Answer session in which all listeners are encouraged to pose questions and to engage in lively discussion.
Charismatic and thought-provoking, Jeffrey Swann is well-known to audiences worldwide and especially at the Dino Ciani Festival for his breadth of knowledge and for his illuminating discussions on all topics of music. Of Jeffrey’s interpretation of Beethoven, New Yorker writer Richard Brody enthused,
“…I saw the pianist Jeffrey Swann deliver a thrilling performance that emphasized the composition’s contrasting extremes—the comedy was uproarious, the silences were celestial, the speed was reckless, the intricacy was ecstatic. Many of the best concerts I’ve ever attended have featured non-celebrity musicians in modest venues, and Swann’s performance takes its place among them.”